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  • Israel targets homes of senior Hamas leaders Play Video

    July 16, 2014 2:08 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's... more »
  • Unlikely kingdom

    July 14, 2014 7:15 PM

    ABINGDON, VIRGINIA- A man claimed some land in Africa, that no one wants to turn it into a kingdom, so his daughter can be a princess. Jeremiah Heaton says he took a trip to a mountainous region between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil and planted a flag designated... more »
  • Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise

    August 15, 2013 8:43 AM

    CHILMARK, Mass. - President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. The president also directed his national security team to see what additional steps the U.S. might... more »
  • Toll in Egypt violence mounts to 30 nationwide

    July 5, 2013 2:37 PM

    CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
  • Egypt's temporary president sworn in

    July 4, 2013 7:52 AM

    CAIRO - Egypt's interim president is praising the mass protests demanding the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, saying they've united Egyptians. President Adly Mansour made the remarks at his swearing-in ceremony today at the Supreme Constitutional Court. Mansour, who was the court's chief justice, replaces Morsi, the Islamist leader who... more »
  • US official: US orders diplomats to leave Egypt

    July 3, 2013 4:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says the State Department is ordering nonessential U.S. diplomats and the families of all American Embassy personnel to leave Egypt after the Egyptian military removed Morsi and in anticipation of potential violence. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to... more »
  • Egypt army ousts Morsi, calls early vote

    July 3, 2013 2:18 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's military has replaced their embattled president, President Mohammed Morsi, with the nation's chief justice, suspended their Islamist-backed constitution and called for early elections. Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the... more »
  • Pentagon: Hagel calls Egyptian defense minister

    July 3, 2013 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken to the Egyptian defense minister twice in the past week, including a call he made to Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary George Little is refusing to release any details about the content of the... more »
  • Egypt arrests 3 suspected al-Qaida militants

    May 11, 2013 12:34 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's interior minister says security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaida militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified embassy. Mohammed Ibrahim told a news conference Saturday that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaida... more »
  • Hamas official says shooting won't affect truce

    November 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
  • Egypt to try 7 Copts, US pastor over Prophet film

    September 18, 2012 12:42 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's general prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor and referred them to trial on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that has sparked riots across the Muslim world. The prosecutor's office says the seven men and one woman, all... more »
  • Al-Qaida threatens attacks on US diplomats

    September 18, 2012 9:14 AM

    CAIRO - Al-Qaida's branch in North Africa is calling for attacks on U.S. diplomats and more protests against the anti-Islam video that was produced in the U.S. Demonstrations have tapered off in nations such as Egypt and Tunisia, but protests have turned violent in Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir. ... more »
  • Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

    September 13, 2012 7:26 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - A protest at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital is the latest demonstration of its kind in response to an anti-Muslim film. Hundreds of protesters chanting "death to America" stormed the embassy grounds today and burned the American flag, but didn't enter the main building. ... more »
  • Mubarak said to be in a coma, off life support

    June 20, 2012 7:00 AM

    CAIRO - Security officials say Hosni Mubarak is in a coma but off of life support and his heart and other vital organs are functioning. Overnight, state media reported that the 84-year old former president, who was ousted in last year's uprising, suffered a stroke and was put on life... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak on life support after heart stops

    June 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    CAIRO - A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital. The state news agency MENA said the 84-year-old Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital from prison. It said... more »
  • Second banker caught in hotel sex bust

    May 31, 2011 2:57 AM

    NEW YORK- The former chairman of one of Egypt's major banks has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel. It comes just weeks after the arrest of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on similar allegations. Police say Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar was arrested at... more »
  • Egypt exchange reopens after closure amid uprising

    March 23, 2011 5:17 AM

    CAIRO- Egypt's stock exchange has reopened after a nearly two-month closure stemming from the mass protests that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian Exchange has been closed since Jan. 27 as the demonstrations paralyzed the Arab world's most populous nation. As the exchange reopened Wednesday morning, analysts expect sharp... more »
  • Obama welcomes commitments from Egypt's army

    February 12, 2011 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is welcoming the Egyptian military's commitment to a democratic civilian transition and to the country's international obligations, most notably a peace treaty with Israel. The White House says Obama discussed the situation in Egypt during calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Turkish Prime Minister... more »
  • Egyptians celebrate Mubarak's ouster

    February 11, 2011 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "When his vice president today announced that he was going to step down I went like crazy I was running in the corridor, I didn't believe that that really happened finally," said Ahmed Abdel-Khalek, while watching the jubilation unfold on his laptop computer in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak transfers power to vice president

    February 10, 2011 3:13 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is transferring power to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, but will not leave the country. Mubarak said in a nationally televised address Thursday that the demands of protesters calling for his immediate ouster are just and legitimate. He said he had requested... more »
  • Obama: World witnessing history unfold in Egypt

    February 10, 2011 12:54 PM

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - President Barack Obama is calling for an "orderly and genuine" transition to democracy in Egypt. He had no direct comment on reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down. As the latest upheaval in Egypt commanded attention, Obama said the world was witnessing history unfold. He... more »
  • Egypt's Information Minister denies Mubarak will step down

    February 10, 2011 12:43 PM

    CAIRO - State TV says Egypt's information minister has denied that President Hosni Mubarak will step down. The comment by Anas el-Fiqqi, in a written scroll on state television, comes ahead of an address by Mubarak to the nation. Announcements by the military that the demands of protesters calling for... more »
  • Obama: 'World is watching' Egypt

    February 4, 2011 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is renewing his demand for a political transition to begin in Egypt now. The president says that "the entire world is watching," and the issues at stake in Egypt won't be resolved through violence. He condemned attacks on journalists and human rights activists, without blaming... more »
  • Report: more than 160,000 foreigners flee Egypt

    February 4, 2011 1:06 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's official Middle East News Agency says more than 160,000 foreigners have left the country since the start of mass protests demanding the president's ouster. Airport officials told MENA on Friday that figure only reflected departures through Cairo airport. It did not include the number of... more »
  • Egyptians weigh in on violent protests

    February 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- "Every one's telling him he should leave, so I mean he's gotta leave," said Ahmed Shawer, an Egyptian student living in Baton Rouge. Shawer was reacting to the news that President Hosni Mubarak refused to step down immediately, and instead claimed he would not run for re-election.... more »
  • LSU graduate stuck in Egypt during turmoil

    February 1, 2011 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As dozens of American citizens try to get out of Egypt, one LSU graduate blames the United States Embassy for his exit troubles. For fear of retaliation he does not want to be identified, but says he's been in Egypt for 11 months studying Arabic. ... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak says he won't run for new term

    February 1, 2011 3:37 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, vowing to die on Egypt's soil, in a television address Tuesday after a dramatic day in which a... more »
  • AP source: Obama envoy tells Mubarak time is up

    February 1, 2011 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior American official says that the special envoy dispatched to Egypt by President Barak Obama told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that the U.S. saw his presidency at an end and urged him to prepare for an orderly transition to real democracy with elections. The official said Tuesday... more »
  • U.S. soccer cancels exhibition game in Egypt

    January 31, 2011 3:07 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. national soccer team has canceled its Feb. 9 exhibition against Egypt in Cairo because of the political turmoil there. The game against the Egyptian national team had been announced on Dec. 13. U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said Monday that "due to... more »
  • Egypt army admits 'legitimacy' of protest demands

    January 31, 2011 1:19 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's military says it recognizes "the legitimacy of the people's demands" and promised to guarantee "freedom of expression" ahead of a planned escalation of the country's week-old anti-government protests. A military spokesman, Ismail Etman, has appeared on state TV saying the military "has not and will not... more »
  • State Department says more than 2,400 Americans seek flights out

    January 31, 2011 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says more than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt. It says more than 220 have already left on the special flights and more are scheduled. The department said it expects to evacuate about 900 U.S. citizens... more »
  • US set to fly thousands of Americans from Egypt

    January 30, 2011 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- The State Department says there are thousands of U.S. citizens in Egypt who might need to be evacuated on U.S.-government arranged chartered planes. Assistant Secretary of States Janice Jacobs says she expects it will take several flights over the coming days to handle the number of Americans who... more »
  • Local reaction to Egyptian protests, violence

    January 28, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Following reports of civil unrest in Egypt, many Egyptians locally reacted to the protest as they watched them unfold on television. Ahmed Elshall, an LSU student from Egypt, said the protest were a long time coming and his countrymen just want basic standards of living improved. ... more »
  • Egypt's president demands Cabinet resignation

    January 28, 2011 4:36 PM

    CAIRO - Embattled President Hosni Mubarak says he has asked his Cabinet to resign in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster. He says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy... more »
  • State Dept. advises against travel to Egypt

    January 28, 2011 2:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is urging Americans to defer any non-essential travel to Egypt because of the large anti-government protests and warning U.S. citizens already in the country to stay put until the situation stabilizes. In a travel alert issued on Friday, the department said the situation in the... more »
  • Egypt: Obama convenes aides as protests spread

    January 28, 2011 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has convened his national security team on the growing protests in Egypt as aides voice concern about violent clashes between demonstrators and police. Obama's 40-minute session in the Oval Office on Friday took the place of his daily national security briefing. It included Vice President... more »
  • Egyptian police recover stolen Van Gogh painting

    August 21, 2010 3:12 PM

    Egypt's cultural minister says a stolen Vincent van Gogh painting valued at $50 million has been recovered by police at Cairo airport. Minster Farouk Hosni says airport security confiscated the painting from two Italians on Saturday evening hours after the artwork was stolen from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in the... more »

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